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Preventing & Treating Tick Bites & Lyme Disease

Did you know that tick season starts in the spring and lasts into the early fall? Ticks thrive in warmer months, in hot, moist places. New Jersey has four main species of ticks that can transmit diseases including the West Nile Virus, Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. Before and after you spend time outdoors, there …

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Tips for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, dedicated to preventing injuries at school, work and at home. While accidents are bound to occur anywhere, there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of slips, falls and other incidents. Prevent Poisoning Children are naturally curious and are bound to explore try things, including putting things …

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Symptoms of Spring Allergies

Spring is here, with temperatures rising and the last of the snow finally beginning to melt away. With nicer weather, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors enjoying the sun and the warmth. However, if you are prone to allergies you may begin to exhibit symptoms quickly. Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever can …

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Health Risks of Vaping

Vaping, or vaporizing, was introduced in the United States in 2006 as an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, including smoking altogether. While it is widely considered to be a healthy alternative, the health risks of smoking make vaping just as dangerous. In the last several years, vaping has seen a massive spike in popularity among …

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Preventing an Ear Infection

Most common in children under the age of six, ear infections may involve the patient experiencing pain on the side of their head as well as a short temper. Since they may not know the words to describe how they are feeling and what is wrong, your child may keep tugging at their ear in …

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Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease Symptoms & Prevention

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious virus common in children under 5 years old, though cases have been reported in adults who come into contact. The disease typically lasts 7-10 days and may resolve itself without medical intervention, but complications can lead to a longer case and multiple viruses present similar symptoms. …

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Don’t Let Holiday Allergies Make You Nutty This Season with These Prevention Tips!

Holiday Allergies tend to spike during the middle of winter, time to prepare It’s the most wonderful time of the year as family and friends bring out festive foods, Christmas trees, and yuletide traditions to celebrate the season. However, if you have allergies, or are allergy-prone, then it could be hard to enjoy the holidays …

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